Alma Negra

#202 – Maarja Nuut, Sarathy Korwar, Part Chimp, Alma Negra, Dreadsquad

This week we’re keeping it local to where we record the podcast, with eight of our ten tracks being released on UK-based record labels. That doesn’t stop the international flavour of the artists though, and Estonia’s Maarja Nuut has just released a record that is amongst the best we’ve heard all year.

We also have Polish sci-fi dubs from Dreadsquad released via Glasgow’s Scotch Bonnet Records, we have London-based Indian jazz musician Sarathy Korwar, noisy new tracks from Part Chimp and Blóm and a whole lot more.

Tracklisting
Baïkonour – Runner I (Embassy Recordings, UK)
Maarja Nuut & Ruum – Haned Kadunud (130701 Records, UK)
Dreadsquad – Space (Scotch Bonnet Records, UK)
UUUU – Electric Blanket (Editions Mego, Austria)
Alma Negra – Sedowa (Lumberjacks in Hell, Netherlands)
Part Chimp – Doctor Horse (self-release, UK)
Sarathy Korwar – Earth (Gearbox Records, UK)
Los Bitchos – The Link is About to Die (self-release, UK)
Map71 – Primary Radioaction (Foolproof Projects/Fourth Dimension Records, UK)
Blóm – Toxic Dependancy (Hominid Sounds, UK)

#79 – Thee Oh Sees, Gnod, Tomppabeats, Golden Rules

After an electronics heavy podcast last week, you don’t get many more fantastic guitar acts than those that feature on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. From new tracks from San Francisco friends Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, to Manchester’s ever magnificent Gnod and the immense sounds of Sheffield’s Blood Sport. We also have odd electronics from Basic Rhythm, techno from Route 8, Kora-gorgeousness from Stranded Horse, light-touch Finnish hip hop from Tomppabeats, heavier-touch hip hop from Golden Rules and the latest from the Sofrito Super Singles club.

Tracklisting
Thee Oh Sees – Fortress (Castle Face Records, USA)
Route 8 – The Sunrise in her Eyes (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Stranded Horse – Monde (Talitres, France)
Blood Sport – Reflective Orange (Blast First Petite, UK)
Tomppabeats – I Want to Tell You I Love You but I Can’t
Tomppabeats – You’re Cute (self-release, Finland)
Gnod – The Mirror (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Basic Rhythm – Raw Trax (Weekend Rush) (Type Records, UK)
Alma Negra – Mageko (Sofrito, UK)
Ty Segall – Squealer (Drag City, USA)
Golden Rules – The Let Down (Lex Records, UK/USA)